BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Simisola Shittu

Our team of evaluators saw Simi Shittu dominate with Montverde Academy and on the FIBA circuit. He is a 5-star prospect in 2018. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Our team of evaluators saw Simi Shittu dominate with Montverde Academy and on the FIBA circuit. He is a 5-star prospect in 2018. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike


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(Photo by Jon Lopez)

(Photo by Jon Lopez)

Simisola Shittu (Burlington, Ontario), Vermont Academy/CIA Bounce
Height: 6’8
Position: Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
5-star

 


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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

BrandonClayScouting.com Player Evaluations

Date: May 17, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: EYBL Circuit Session III (Cartersville, Ga.)

It has been a pretty productive spring for Shittu: 20 ppg, 10rpg, 1.5 bpg, 3apg. He is shooting greater than 55% from the floor and is 7-17 from the arc through 12 games. He showed glimpses of incredible open court handling and dishing pocket passes through lane. He seems to have all the tools necessary to play the PF at a high level. Listed at 6-10, that length does not quite meet the eye test.

Date: January 19, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Shittu has a Harry Giles like quality to his game. He is an inside-out threat who can handle in the open court and has unique agility as a big man. He hit a 3 pointer today and showed very good passing abilities. His defensive fakes away from the ball and overall awareness for the game may even be better than Giles was at this moment. He’s not the imposing athlete that Giles was either. I question his listed height of 6-10. He seems a bit smaller than that. He finished with 21 points on 6-10 shooting to along with 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 block shots.

Date: January 17, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Shittu earned MVP honors in both games this weekend. He finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Roman Catholic and 24 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Sierra Canyon. He solidified his standing as a top 10 player in the class in our opinion. He has the length of Al-Faroq Aminu, but his skill set is more advanced at this stage than it was for Aminu. He has an advanced mid-range game that mixes jab steps and pull-ups over rim protectors. He is a great athlete who can tip-dunk at any moment.

Date: December 22, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Shittu played more of an undersized center role in this eval. He projects size wise as a powerful forward as long as his ball skill continues to progress. He reminds me in style of Bam Adebayo (Kentucky signee) though not as big at the moment.

Date: December 22, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Shittu is an athletic combo-forward who showed skills both inside and out. He showed confidence with the perimeter handle while also rebounding and finishing on the interior.

Highlights of Shittu courtesy of NBADraftProspects from the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships


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Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB